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November 7, 2012

Timeline coming for Day Road pavilion

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — TOWN OF LOCKPORT –– A timeline for the installation of a pavilion and memorial walkway in Day Road Park should be available soon, according to a Town of Lockport official.

At Monday’s Town Board work session, Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak said discussions will start in two weeks about a schedule for installation of the pavilion.

Last month, the Town Board voted to move forward with the construction of the pavilion. The structure will cost about $19,000, but has been budgeted for 2013. The town is holding a hearing at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the town hall on Dysinger Road concerning the 2013 spending plan.

The goal is to have the concrete laid sometime this year, but because the pavilion structure is budgeted for next year, the structure itself can’t go up until after Jan. 1, Smith said last month. The entire pavilion is expected to be done by town highway employees and should be done by late spring or summer.

A memorial brick walk laid down by Unilock will be installed near the Day Road pavilion.

Also, Supervisor Marc R. Smith told the board Monday Highway Department workers are moving fill to Lytle Park on North Canal Road, where the parking lot is slated to be expanded next spring. The lot is along the Erie Canal on Cold Springs Road.

Berms will be installed along each side of a space near the road, where the beginning of a nearly two-mile walking trail is to be laid next year.

“They’ll be there for privacy,” Councilman Mark C. Crocker said.

The walking trail, which will start in the southeast corner of the park, will include a 400-foot boardwalk section heading north through some wetlands and the rest of the trail will be paved, Smith said.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241.

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